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#Abbey Theatre

# abbey-theatre - Thursday 25 June, 2020

'Something is going to break': Omniplex boss says cinemas won't be viable long-term with 2m social distancing

The acceleration of the reopening roadmap has allowed businesses like cinemas to open earlier than expected.

# abbey-theatre - Wednesday 30 October, 2019

Work begins on next stage of Abbey Theatre's €80 million redevelopment plan

The building in which the National Theatre is housed is over 50 years old.

# abbey-theatre - Thursday 2 May, 2019

Abbey 'committed' to change after January's damning open letter from actors and directors

As part of the changes, the theatre has committed to a review of all pay rates, with any amendments to be implemented in 2020.

# abbey-theatre - Saturday 23 March, 2019

Intimidation, harassment and saddled with drug debt: The problems facing the most isolated women of Dublin's inner city

A new work will look into coercion and intimidation facing women in Dublin.

# abbey-theatre - Saturday 2 February, 2019

'A positive first step': Abbey meets with theatre makers over 'deep concern and dissatisfaction'

Over 400 theatre makers have signed an open letter raising their concerns to Culture Minister Josepha Madigan.

# abbey-theatre - Wednesday 30 January, 2019

Artists who wrote letter criticising Abbey Theatre direction 'won't be blacklisted'

That was among the sentiments expressed at an Oireachtas committee meeting today during which the current issues with the Abbey Theatre were discussed.

# abbey-theatre - Tuesday 29 January, 2019

Abbey and theatre makers to meet as 100 more sign letter of 'concern and dissatisfaction'

The signatories of the letter, and representatives of the theatre and the Arts Council. will also appear before an Oireachtas committee tomorrow.

# abbey-theatre - Tuesday 8 January, 2019

Arts Council freezes €300k in Abbey funding following complaints by actors and directors

In a statement today, the council said that it has sought assurances from the national theatre.

# abbey-theatre - Monday 7 January, 2019

Actors and directors write to Minister over 'deep concern and dissatisfaction' with Abbey Theatre's direction

The letter is signed by more than 300 names, including many high-profile ones.

# abbey-theatre - Tuesday 30 October, 2018

Major redevelopment of the Abbey Theatre a step closer as it awaits government green light

The Abbey Theatre’s long hoped-for redevelopment is awaiting final approval from the government.

# abbey-theatre - Saturday 19 May, 2018

There's a play about Hamlet opening in the Abbey - and this Great Dane has a starring role Good Boy This post contains videos

There's a play about Hamlet opening in the Abbey - and this Great Dane has a starring role

‘Rehearsal, Playing the Dane’ opens on Wednesday.

# abbey-theatre - Tuesday 31 October, 2017

Former member of The Chieftains Ronnie McShane has died in Dublin

He died peacefully and is survived by his wife Vera.

# abbey-theatre - Thursday 31 August, 2017

Trump, the Famine and a troubled Galway of the future - Irish theatre is getting dark

A new adaptation of Star of the Sea is among the shows.

# abbey-theatre - Friday 23 June, 2017

Hundreds queue for free tickets as Abbey Theatre shows it is "open to all"

They were queuing for tickets for a preview of the show Room.

# abbey-theatre - Tuesday 11 April, 2017

Pat Kinevane: 'We can be terribly cruel - so that drives me to try and make some sense of people'

Pat Kinevane has won an Olivier Award for his acting. He’s currently showing his acclaimed trilogy at the Peacock Stage in the Abbey Theatre.

# abbey-theatre - Thursday 2 March, 2017

Glenstal withstand dramatic Árdscoil comeback to reach first final in 47 years

Tries from Jack O’Mahony, George Downing and Luke Fitzgerald secured a famous victory.

# abbey-theatre - Friday 22 January, 2016

'People tell me my book has changed their life'

Columnist and academic Emer O’Toole talks to us about her work.

# abbey-theatre - Thursday 12 November, 2015

Fury, apologies, and calls for respect as feminists shake the Irish theatre world

An open meeting took place at the Abbey Theatre today.

# abbey-theatre - Wednesday 11 November, 2015

JD Wetherspoon will turn this former church into a massive Dublin city-centre pub

The company is expected to spend €3 million-plus on the fit-out.

# abbey-theatre - Monday 9 November, 2015

Abbey Theatre admits its 2016 programme 'does not represent gender equality'

The statement today follows almost a week of campaigning for equality in the Irish theatre scene.

# abbey-theatre - Saturday 11 July, 2015

This story of a suspected IRA member is as relevant today as it was in 1923

The Sean O’Casey play is currently on show at the Abbey Theatre. We speak to its director, Wayne Jordan.

# abbey-theatre - Sunday 1 February, 2015

# abbey-theatre - Saturday 27 December, 2014

This old lady is 110 today and she has some stories to tell

The Abbey Theatre wants to talk about its history.

# abbey-theatre - Tuesday 2 December, 2014

Shane's parents are Deaf - so he wrote the first Irish play for deaf and hearing people

The actor stars in a one man show that uses sound, light and Irish Sign Language in a unique way.

# abbey-theatre - Monday 30 June, 2014

Abbey Theatre told to tour more, hire creatives and diversify productions to make money

During 2009 and 2014, revenues fell by 17 per cent, while public funding fell by 26 per cent.

# abbey-theatre - Thursday 6 February, 2014

Column: Social media and the Streisand Effect – who dictates popular discourse today?

Guess what? Traditional media no longer gets to dictate we can (or should) care about – as Panti Bliss, Pussy Riot and a host of other activists and individuals have proved, writes Lisa McInerney.

# abbey-theatre - Tuesday 4 February, 2014

100,000 people watch Panti video on homophobia in less than two days

In the video, Panti talks about how the word ‘homophobia’ has been appropriated by other groups since The Saturday Night Show interview.

# abbey-theatre - Sunday 2 February, 2014

Watch Panti's powerful speech about oppression of gay people

Rory O’Neill took to the Abbey stage last night to deliver oration on how homosexuality is still stigmatised in Ireland.

# abbey-theatre - Monday 9 September, 2013

Irish actress Susan Fitzgerald dies following long illness

Fitzgerald was one of the most recognisable faces in Irish theatre acting and was married to Michael Colgan, artistic director of the Gate Theatre in Dublin.

# abbey-theatre - Friday 26 October, 2012

Four fire brigades tend to the Abbey Theatre

This time it was a case of smoke without fire as a blown bulb at the theatre set the fire alarms off.

# abbey-theatre - Wednesday 26 September, 2012

Abbey Theatre can rebuild on current site after buying adjoining land

The theatre – which had been considered for moves elsewhere in recent years – will now stay at its current location.

# abbey-theatre - Wednesday 9 May, 2012

The Daily Fix: Wednesday

Our essential roundup of the day’s big stories – plus any other bits and pieces you may have missed.

Abbey Theatre to close after asbestos discovery

The asbestos, which can cause serious health problems if inhaled, was found during a building inspection in January. The theatre will close for nine weeks.